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Amnesty slams Hungary's migrant 'abuse' ahead of vote

Budapest - Amnesty International on Tuesday denounced Hungary's right-wing government for "deliberately" mistreating asylum seekers and whipping up anti-migrant fears ahead of a national vote on the EU's troubled refugee relocation plan.

Homemade bomb attack on Hungary police 'attempted execution'

Budapest - Hungarian police said Sunday that an explosion in downtown Budapest that seriously injured two of its officers was caused by a homemade, shrapnel-laden device intended to kill the pair.

Deport migrants to camps outside EU: Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday that migrants who have entered the EU illegally should be deported to camps outside the bloc, such as on an island, or on the north African coast.

NGO call for boycott of Hungarian vote on migrants

Budapest - Human rights campaigners on Wednesday urged voters in Hungary to boycott what they termed an "inhumane" referendum on migrant relocation under an EU quota plan.

Camerawoman 'who kicked migrants' charged in Hungary

Budapest - A Hungarian television camerawoman who made headlines last September after appearing to trip and kick migrants who were fleeing police has been indicted, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Poor Hungary town eyes riches of Suleiman the Magnificent

Szigetv - The recent discovery of the tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent, considered the greatest Ottoman ruler, has raised hopes of a tourism boom in one of Hungary's most impoverished areas.

Hungarian far-right extremist jailed over terror acts

Budapest - A Hungarian far-right extremist who set up a paramilitary group was handed a 13-year jail term Tuesday on terrorism-related charges, including firing Molotov cocktails at homes of left-wing politicians.

Hungary to build second fence line on southern border, PM says

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday a second fence line will be built on the country's southern border with Serbia, capable of stopping any new wave of migrants toward the EU.

Hungary award for 'racist' journalist sparks protests

Budapest - A Hungarian state honour given to a prominent journalist close to Prime Minister Viktor Orban but seen by his critics as "racist" has prompted several dozen recipients of the same award to return theirs in protest.

Migration is 'poison' for Europe, says Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday described the arrival of asylum seekers in Europe as "a poison", saying his country did not want or need "a single migrant".

Hungary PM becomes first EU leader to endorse Trump

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday became the first European leader to endorse US presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a "better option" for the bloc than his rival, Hillary Clinton."I am not a Donald Trump campaigner.

Hungary launches new anti-migrant media offensive

Budapest - Hungary stepped up its anti-migrant rhetoric on Wednesday with a new media offensive against refugees, ahead of a vote in October on troubled EU plans to relocate asylum-seekers among member states.Run under the slogan "Did you know?

Hungarian author Peter Esterhazy dies aged 66

Budapest - Novelist Peter Esterhazy, widely regarded as a leading figure of 20th century Hungarian literature, has died aged 66 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his publisher said Thursday.

Human Rights Watch slams 'cruel, violent' Hungary over migrants

Budapest - Human Rights Watch denounced Hungary Wednesday for "cruel and violent treatment" of migrants, accusing police and soldiers of beating people up before forcibly expelling them back into Serbia.

Hungary's anti-immigrant PM faces workforce shortage

Budapest - A population slump in Hungary is presenting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's anti-immigration government with a headache: how to plug labour supply shortages without turning to foreigners.

Hungary to hold October referendum on EU migrant scheme

Budapest - Hungary announced Tuesday a referendum on taking in migrants under a troubled EU quota plan, a scheme that right-wing Prime Minister and fierce Brussels critic Viktor Orban has vehemently rejected.

Hungary authorises blocking of ride-sharing apps

Budapest - Hungarian lawmakers on Monday gave the government the power to block ride-sharing applications, in a move aimed at US giant Uber whose popularity in the country has triggered protests by traditional taxi drivers.

Zou Shiming outpoints Jozsef Ajtai to retain WBO flyweight title

China's boxing sensation Zou Shiming got his second straight victory since his first career loss against Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand last year after outpointing Jozsef Ajtai in a 10-round fight Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Migrant spat brews between Austria and Hungary

Budapest - Hungary refused Thursday to take back any of the several thousand migrants that Austria says should be returned under EU rules, adding to a brewing spat between the two neighbours.

Hungary bolsters anti-migrant fence on Serbia border

Szeged - Hungary said Monday it had begun reinforcing its anti-migrant fence on the Serbian border following an increase in arrivals after the evacuation of Idomeni camp on the Greece-Macedonia frontier.
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